We will start our first cohort of METI students in November 15, 2020, insha Allah, per the instructions of the Ministery of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MESRS) to all public and private universities and institutes operating in Algeria.
We don’t. That is because the METI program is a hybrid program that has many mandatory technical courses that require a strong background in math, physics and some computer sciences, and for which non-STEM students will be ill-prepared for.
We have two different fee structure for domestic students (Algerian resident) or international applicants. Please fill out the contact-us form and we’ll get back to you right away.
We don’t. The students have to find and secure their own lodging. We do intend however to provide soon some links on our website to some reputable landlords who offer clean, safe and affordable rental apartments to our students. So stay tuned.
Yes. We cherish diversity and inclusiveness, and we welcome applications from our young brothers and sisters from the whole Maghreb and African continent, as well as from anywhere from the world.
Great question! Besides the unique hybrid design of the curriculum, the METI program will also include the Tollgate (TG) Process. This process is what ensures the team formation, the project selection and then the development of the startup project through its various stages of evolution. Each team will have its own business and technical mentors that are real-world experts in their project domain. The two mentors, along with 2 FUTURIS faculties and a process manager will form a Startup Advisory Committee (SAC) that will provide ongoing coaching and mentorship, as well as evaluation for the team’s progress. Over the course of the 2-year program, each team will have to defend their project with a Tollgate (TG) presentation through 3 distinct phases; (i) TG 1: Opportunity Identification, (ii) TG 2: Opportunity Development, (iii) TG 3: Startup Launch. Each TG presentation is a phase-gate which will decide if the team is ready to move on to the next phase.
In essence, the tollgate process is the most powerful element of our program, and is where the real-world action happens. The courses are there to serve the process, and equip the students with the necessary skills and tools to successfully pass all the tollgates and ultimately launch their startup.
Yes. The METI is only the first program of the FUTURIS Institute. In the near future, we intend to also offer:
English is today the global language of science, business, technology and communications. That is why we have chosen to adopt this language as our primary language of instruction and training, because our goal is to train leaders and innovators driven by a global vision.
We have set aside 100% tuition scholarship for 5% of the total number of admitted students.